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Our Slavic Fellow Citizens - 1910

Slovak Emigration
Chapter VI

Gipsies

Just outside some of the towns will be seen a gipsy settlement, all dirt, naked children and beggary. One man is squatting over a fire forging a chain, for the gipsies are clever iron workers. In a grass-roofed hovel, where the air is dense with smoke, a violin hangs an the wall, The boy who owns it may Some day be earning gold and glory as a member of one of the gipsy bands which afford the Magyar such extravagant delight, but a gipsy he will remain in every fibre.

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